This academic year is coming to the end. If you are final year students, you might probably miss your classmates and your teachers especially during these trying times when face-to-face teaching has been suspended. Any idea when you will meet all of them again after this semester? Would it be during the congregation ceremony or at the graduation dinner when the group gatherings restriction is lifted?
The University Archives has kept documents about the first graduate dinner held on 16 October 1964. The invitation card and menu showed that the dinner was held at the Gloucester Restaurant in Central.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Choh-ming Li, delivered a speech to more than 300 guests and students. He told the graduates that “Graduation in Chinese is ‘pi-yeh’, literally the ‘end of a course or study’ but it is by no means the end of anything but the beginning of a life-long quest for knowledge and experience. “ He said the feeling of being unlearned became stronger as one progressed in his pursuit of knowledge. “The more you learn the more you feel unlearned.”
Miss Yu Yuen Wai, representative of graduates suggested the University to cultivate the local characters of the University along with its international emphasis. She also expressed the hope of the organization of the University Student Union and the immediate establishment of a University Alumni Association.
Years later, the first CUHK Student Union was established in 1971., Then in 1978, the alumni associations of three founding colleges were joined by the School of Education Alumni Association and the Graduate School Alumni Association to form the Federation of Alumni Associations of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUFAA).
酒樓的手寫菜單，菜單上印有昔日告羅士打大廈外貌及酒家常見的龍鳳圖案The restaurant menu in Chinese calligraphy style, with the drawing of the Gloucester Building,
typical symbol of Dragon and Phoenix printed on the menu
英文菜單 Menu in English
畢業宴會邀請咭 Invitation Card of the Graduation Dinner